Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity
dedicated to raising money for childhood
cancer research, is proud to announce its latest cycle of pediatric
oncology research grants. This fall, the Foundation will award more than
$2.1 million to institutions across the U.S. These grants provide
resources to institutions enabling them to conduct more research and
enroll more kids in ongoing clinical trials. This series of grants,
combined with the more than $23 million awarded in July to fund
cutting-edge research, brings the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s funding
total to more than $25 million awarded in 2012.
Worldwide a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes, and one
in five children diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive, making the
Foundation’s efforts to conquer childhood cancers critical. Through the
vigorous efforts of volunteers and supporters in the U.S. and around the
world, the Foundation is honored to award these grants, and recognizes
the extreme importance of infrastructure grants to help find cures.
“These grants are special because they allow the Foundation to give much
needed support to institutions in local areas where St. Baldrick’s
participation is strong,” said Becky Weaver, chief philanthropy officer
for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. “Our spring grants fund the best
specific hypothesis-driven research projects, based on scientific
review. These fall grants support the staff and resources that local
institutions need in order to be able to participate in more
research – and to offer their patients the most cutting-edge treatments
that are often available only through clinical trials. Especially during
this time of federal budget cuts, this support is crucial.”
Grants were awarded based on the need of the institution and its
patients, anticipated results of the grant and local participation in
St. Baldrick’s events.
St. Baldrick’s infrastructure grants were distributed to the
Advocate Children’s Hospital, Park Ridge, Ill.
Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y.
Alliance for Childhood Diseases, Las Vegas, Nev.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc., Atlanta, Ga.
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
Children’s Hospital Central California, Madera, Calif.
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Norfolk, Va.
Children’s Hospital University of Missouri Health Sciences Center,
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington D.C.
Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, N.J.
Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center – Miller Children’s Hospital,
Long Beach, Calif.
Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield,
Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital (Dartmouth), Lebanon, N.H.
Miller School of Medicine of the University of Miami, Miami, Fla.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.
Pediatric Cancer Translational Genomics Research Conference 2014
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz.
Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center at the University of
California San Diego, San Diego, Calif.
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.
Saint Louis University, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center,
St. Louis, Mo.
Spectrum Health Hospitals, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Stony Brook University Medical Center, The Research Foundation of
SUNY, Stony Brook, N.Y.
SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas
Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, La.
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, Colo.
University of Illinois at Chicago with Rush Medical Center and John H.
Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Ill.
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, N.M.
University of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio,
Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer Clinic (Baylor), Houston, Texas
Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.
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About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to
funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers
and give survivors long and healthy lives. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s
has awarded more than $100 million to support lifesaving research,
making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer
research grants. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most
brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger
professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also
enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national
pediatric cancer clinical trials. For more information about the St.
Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.